le lait

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le lait

why can you say:le lait,if milk isnt countable

This question relates to:French lesson "milk"
Asked 2 months ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Aina, all French nouns (proper names/nouns excluded) can be preceded by a definite article - it is an inherent feature of French grammar. 

‘Le lait’ is used to refer either to milk in general -“ le lait est bon pour la santé “,  or some specific milk - “ le lait dans le frigo est frais “. 

I think you may be thinking of the distinction between indefinite and partitive articles ?

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/glossary/article-type/indefinite-article 

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/glossary/article-type/indefinite-article

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